Millions of people every year take to the golf course. It’s one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities people engage in. And at least some of its popularity as a sport, is that it’s an extremely approachable sport, participated in by every age and skill level, and a low-impact sport. But even though it’s a low impact sport, it’s still very much associated with injury and spinal injuries in particular.
Chiropractic care can both help golfers heal, but also help to improve their game. Every time a golfer swings a club it puts tremendous pressure on the spine. In extreme cases, the load on the spine from the golf swing is eight-times a person’s body weight. Regardless of the intensity of the load put on the back, each swing can contribute to spinal alignment issues.
And when the spine is out of alignment, the rest of the body such as the muscles, joints, and ligaments are overworked. Your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help to correct a misalignment in the spine. A properly aligned spine will no longer feel tense, and the other parts of the body that are sore due to spinal alignment issues (Remember that the neck, wrist, shoulders, and even elbows can be sore due to issues within the spine) will hopefully feel better as well.
If you are a golfer with an existing injury, your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help to improve your range of motion and any chiropractic care will likely help your body to deal with the load of the swing.
If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain you feel when you play golf, or if you are ready to use chiropractic medicine as a preventative against future injuries associated with golf, then call Larson Chiropractic today.